How to deal with doubt in your life
January 28, 2011
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Having faith can be difficult, can't it? If you ask yourself if you truly believe what you say you do, it can sometimes create a tension inside of you. The reason for that is the world today says that you should live your life for the here and now and certainly not for something you can't physically see.
I think there's a misperception in the church today that having a strong faith means that there's never a sliver of doubt that comes. But true biblical faith is one that perseveres even when doubt does arise.
You see, the difference between belief and trust is that trust requires a risk. But it's only when you risk something that you can see God come through!
We need men and women of such faith today that they persevere in trusting even when their faith is challenged. We need people who keep obeying even through the doubt! Endurance is more than just believing more. It's persistence in both trusting and obeying when you don't see the outcome ahead of you.
Though it may sound contradictory, it's so important to have faith in God even in the midst of doubt. So when disbelief rears its ugly head, kill it by trusting God and by obeying his call on your life!
PERSEVERE THROUGH DOUBT BY TRUSTING IN GOD AND OBEYING HIM.
MY GIFT TO YOU!
I sincerely hope you will request my 10-message series called Straight Up, where I tackle 10 tough questions we all face. Like "When Does Life Begin?" and "Can Love Last a Lifetime?", "Can You Trust the Bible?", and "Are All Religions the Same?"
After listening, you'll be more equipped to live a confident life, knowing the truth and trusting the promises of Christ!